I am already on gear 4 at 30mph, is that normal? - Page 2 - BMW R1200GS Forum : R1200 GS Forums
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post #11 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-May-2019, 05:33 PM (939) Thread Starter
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Thanks for the inputs! very helpful. Will try the suggestions out.
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post #12 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-May-2019, 02:18 AM (304)
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On my 2018 adventure I have tried the BMW guide arrow above the gear indicator to change gears recently and was surprised to find it worked really well. It was a bit like driving an automatic car in commuter mode, not gunning it but just sticking to the speed limit.
The big difference I found was the fuel consumption dropped from about 4.5l per 100km to 3.8l
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post #13 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-May-2019, 07:08 AM (505)
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It sounds like your driving your motorcycle like a tractor. As mentioned there is plenty of room below the red line. Common with a new to you bike specially when your going from one engine configuration to another. You can't ring it's neck like an inline 4 but you can't John Deere it like a Harley either. Soon it'll be like breathing, you won't even think about it.

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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-May-2019, 04:31 AM (396)
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Turn off the up-shift indicator if you have one, also.

Mine constantly nags me to ride in a much higher gear than practical.
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